Campus Units

Chemistry

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2012

Journal or Book Title

Inorganic Chemistry

Volume

51

Issue

21

First Page

11356

Last Page

11364

DOI

10.1021/ic300838a

Abstract

The structures of two new cubic {TnLa3}Br3 (Tn = Ru, Ir; I4132, Z = 8; Tn = Ru: a = 12.1247(16) Å, V = 1782.4(4) Å3; Tn = Ir: a = 12.1738(19) Å, V = 1804.2(5) Å3) compounds belonging to a family of reduced rare-earth metal halides were determined by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Interestingly, the isoelectronic compound {RuLa3}I3 crystallizes in the monoclinic modification of the {TnR3}X3 family, while {IrLa3}I3 was found to be isomorphous with cubic {PtPr3}I3. Using electronic structure calculations, a pseudogap was identified at the Fermi level of {IrLa3}Br3 in the new cubic structure. Additionally, the structure attempts to optimize (chemical) bonding as determined through the crystal orbital Hamilton populations (COHP) curves. The Fermi level of the isostructural {RuLa3}Br3 falls below the pseudogap, yet the cubic structure is still formed. In this context, a close inspection of the distinct bond frequencies reveals the subtleness of the structure determining factors.

Comments

Reprinted (adapted) with permission from Inorg. Chem., 2012, 51 (21), pp 11356–11364. Copyright 2012 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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